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'''Carl Benjamin Boyer''' (November 3, 1906 – April 26, 1976) was a historian of sciences, and especially mathematics. David Foster Wallace called him the "Edward Gibbon|Gibbon of mathematics|math history". He wrote the books ''History of Analytic Geometry'', ''The History of the Calculus and Its Conceptual Development'', ''A History of Mathematics'', and ''The Rainbow: From Myth to Mathematics''. He served as book-review editor of ''Scripta Mathematica''. Boyer was valedictorian of his high school class. He received an Bachelor of Arts|A.B. from Columbia College of Columbia University|Columbia College in 1928 and an Master of Arts|M.A. in 1929. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Columbia University in 1939. He was a full professor of Mathematics at Brooklyn College from 1952 until his death, although he had begun tutoring and teaching at Brooklyn College in...
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